On November 10, 2014 First Vespers was inducted into the library of the National Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Fatima in Youngstown, New York. Click here to see the handwritten letter from Father Richard!

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"What a beautiful work of art - truly deserving of a prominent display in our home for others to enjoy. I began reading last night and was suddenly aware of tears rolling down my face. I felt I was reading God's words written just for me. Good luck with the distribution and sales of your wonderful masterpiece. I hope it finds its' way into the hands and lives of all those who are thirsty for a more intimate relationship with our Lord."
-Jay & Bonnie Jewell

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"Your book is beautiful in both format and content. We are impressed not only by your poetic form, but also the detail of the stories from scripture. It is truly a devotional work. I also love the beautiful artwork and templates throughout the book. It makes the completed book so elegant. It is truly a work of love that chronicles your spiritual life's journey."
-Bruce and Myrla Elliott

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"Your poems are so thought provoking. As I have been reading through them I stop and think of how well you have put into poetry the graciousness of God. It is a subject that is hard to explain let alone to be able to put put into poetry."
-Donna Bowman

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"David, there are no words for the amazing gift that was delivered to our door as we were loading our car for our Spring/Easter get away weekend. We enjoyed the artwork and reading your book during our drive to the mountains. What amazing timing to have such a gift to enjoy over the Easter weekend, and so fitting. It is indeed a beautiful book. Thank you from all our hearts here in my family. "
-Charlene Weaver Irish

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"Wow! What an impressive book, very nicely done."
-Larry Rippe

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"I was in awe at it. As I looked through the pages, I thought of all this work you put into it. Be proud of your accomplishment. I know that the Divine was guiding you and it was for the Divine, but you had the perseverance to keep at it, so honor yourself. "
-Trish Briggs

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"This is powerful and filled by the Holy Spirit. David, wonderful addition to what God has already given us! Can't wait to share this with others in the world!"
-Craig Wilson

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“This is a must read for all people! Beautifully written poems that help one to understand Bible stories. A lot of long hours studying and prayers went into this beautiful book inside and out - This is a book to keep with your Bible!"
- Judy Stiles Woods

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"David Burdick has the gift of marrying statement with sentiment, detail with drama, and information with insight. His poetry, coming from numerous narratives of Scripture will stop you in your tracks and make you think and feel emotions you may not have experienced in a long time."

-Dan Woodard of InterAct Ministries in Canada


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"First Vespers may be the best Christian poetic work I have ever read. David is very gifted in using poems to paint a picture and stirring my heart. His work is so soulful and touching. It was like hearing the brush strokes of an artist painting. First Vesper is like an artist painting with words. Beautiful book; I recommend it for all."

-Rev. Rick Ables of the Community Bible Church in NC


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"I have read First Vespers and did reflect greatly on what my Heavenly Father did to save me, without my faith and the precious love of  Jesus Christ I would never have survived this far. This book is very deep, perhaps more then I realized. I was honored and thankful to read it."

-Ms. Toni Dubiel of Praise 96.3 FM